Mon. Sep 26th, 2022
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A bill to officially recognise British Sign Language (BSL) as a language in England, Wales and Scotland is underway, and at a Putney school, BSL lessons have been introduced as a part of their life skills curriculum.

The bill aims to improve accessibility for deaf people and would see the promotion of BSL when making public service announcements.

The House of Lords is currently debating the bill, with its second reading taking place this week.

South West Londoner visited the Falcons School for Girls to speak to MPs Fleur Anderson (Putney, Roehampton & Southfields) and Sarah Olney (Richmond Park), as well as AMB Deaf Accessibility founder Feras Al-Moubayed and headmistress Sara Williams-Ryan about the bill and the reaction of the students since they started learning BSL.

See the video below for more.

Source: https://www.swlondoner.co.uk/news/23032022-putney-school-hosts-swl-mps-to-celebrate-introduction-of-british-sign-language-lessons

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